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Also Known As: Died: February 2, 1964
Born: August 14, 1901 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: San Jose, California, USA Profession: Cinematography ...


Cinematography (feature film)

A Fever in the Blood (1961) as Director of Photography
A former governor is murdered and his killer''''s trial is sensationalized in the media.
The Sins of Rachel Cade (1961) as Director of Photography
A female doctor in the Congo is torn between two loves.
Westbound (1959) as Director of Photography
A Civil War veteran fights to protect a gold shipment from a bitter Confederate officer.
The Left Handed Gun (1958) as Director of Photography
Billy the Kid sets out for vengeance on the men who killed his mentor.
Johnny Trouble (1957) as Photography
When her apartment house becomes a college dorm, an elderly woman stays on to become the boys'' surrogate mother.
The Spirit of St. Louis (1957) as Director of Photography
Charles Lindbergh risks his life to complete his historic flight from New York to Paris.
Serenade (1956) as Director of Photography
A rising opera star is torn between his wealthy benefactor and a poor innocent.
The Ten Commandments (1956) as Addl photog
To escape the edict of Egypt's Pharoah, Rameses I, condemning all first-born Hebrew males, the infant Moses is set adrift on the Nile in a reed basket. Saved by the pharaoh's daughter Bithiah, he is adopted by her and brought up in the court of her brother, Pharaoh Seti. Moses gains Seti's favor and the love of the throne princess Nefertiri, as well as the hatred of Seti's son, Rameses. When his Hebrew heritage is revealed, Moses is cast out of Egypt, and makes his way across the desert where he marries, has a son and is commanded by God to return to Egypt to free the Hebrews from slavery. In Egypt Moses's fiercest enemy proves to be not Rameses, but someone near to him who can 'harden his heart'.
The Steel Jungle (1956) as Director of Photography
A convict¿s loyalty to the mob is when they threaten his pregnant wife.
Illegal (1955) as Director of Photography
A DA falls apart when his machinations send an innocent man to the chair.
Jump into Hell (1955) as Director of Photography
This film reenacts the battle of Dien Bien Phu, focusing on the struggles of the French troops stationed in Vietnam.
Drum Beat (1954) as Director of Photography
While negotiating a peace treaty with North California Indians, a presidential emissary has to fight off a renegade.
Phantom of the Rue Morgue (1954) as Director of Photography
A mad scientist uses an ape to murder his enemies.
King Richard and the Crusaders (1954) as Director of Photography
King Richard''''s attempts to win back the Holy Lands are complicated by his love of a tempestuous Englishwoman.
The Charge at Feather River (1953) as Director of Photography
A platoon of army misfits tries to rescue two women kidnapped by Indians.
House of Wax (1953) as Director of Photography
A scarred sculptor re-populates his ravaged wax museum with human corpses.
Off Limits (1953) as Director of Photography
Wally Hogan has things going his way. He is the manager-trainer of Bullet Bradley, a fighter who has just won the lightweight championship. Life suddenly takes a not-so-happy turn, however, when Bullet gets drafted. Hogan's gangster partners "persuade him to enlist and keep an eye on the fighter, who is subsequently declared psychologically unfit for the Army. Enter Herbet Tuttle, a draftee eager to have Hogan turn him into a fighter. Hogan Reluctantly agrees only after he discovers Tuttle's aunt is the beautiful singer at a nightclub. From then on it's a case of stringing Tuttle along while trying to get close to his aunt. To further complicate Hogan's life there is a rulebook Military Police Officer who tries to squish the shenanigans.
The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) as Addl photog
A circus ringmaster and an egotistical trapeze artist vie for the love of a pretty acrobat.
Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick (1952) as 2nd Unit Photography
Country bumpkin Aaron Slick (Alan Young) has been unsuccessfully courting pretty young widow Josie Beery (Dinah Shore) for years. Josie yearns for a fling in the big city. With $20,000 from a crooked deal stashed in their trunk, Bill Merridew (Robert Merrill) and his "kissing cousin" Gladys (Adele Jergens), stars, in a relative sense, of a touring tent show stop at Josie's farm. Merridew, actually hiding out, thinks there is oil on the farm and Aaron, knowing otherwise, tricks him into buying the farm for a large sum. Josie takes the money and runs to Chicago, with Merridew, realizing he was tricked, in hot pursuit. Aaron arrives in time to keep Josie from letting Merridew "invest" her money.
Benjy (1951) as Cinematographer
The Groom Wore Spurs (1951) as Director of Photography
Return of the Frontiersman (1950) as Director of Photography
Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1950) as Director of Photography
From the trial of the survivors, we flash back to amoral crook Ralph Cotter's violent prison break, assisted by Holiday Carleton, sister of another prisoner...who doesn't make it. Soon Ralph manipulates the grieving Holiday into his arms, and two crooked cops follow her into his pocket. Ralph's total lack of scruple brings him great success in a series of robberies. But his easy conquest of gullible heiress Margaret Dobson proves more dangerous to him than any crime...
Pretty Baby (1950) as Director of Photography
A pair of advertising executives use a woman's child to snag a client.
Perfect Strangers (1950) as Director of Photography
A divorcee finds love with a married man while they both sit on a jury.
Look for the Silver Lining (1949) as Director of Photography
Musical biography of Marilyn Miller, who overcame heartache to become a Broadway star.
Homicide (1949) as Director of Photography
Killers scare a murder witness into silence.
Night unto Night (1949) as Director of Photography
A terminally ill scientist seeks comfort from a mentally disturbed widow.
John Loves Mary (1949) as Director of Photography
A World War II veteran's marriage of convenience threatens his real wedding plans.
Whiplash (1948) as Director of Photography
An artist becomes a boxer but finds that it may not have been the best career choice.
The Two Mrs. Carrolls (1947) as Director of Photography
A woman slowly discovers that her artist husband is a deranged killer.
Life with Father (1947) as Director of Photography
A straitlaced turn-of-the-century father presides over a family of boys and the mother who really rules the roost.
Night and Day (1946) as Director of Photography
Fanciful biography of songwriter Cole Porter, who rose from high society to find success on Tin Pan Alley.
Of Human Bondage (1946) as Director of Photography
A medical student risks his future when he falls for a low-class waitress.
Pride of the Marines (1945) as Director of Photography
A blinded Marine tries to adjust to civilian life.
Four Jills in a Jeep (1944) as Director of Photography
Sensations of 1945 (1944) as Director of Photography
Guadalcanal Diary (1943) as 2d unit dir of photog
Concentrating on the personal lives of those involved, a war correspondent takes us through the preparations, landing and initial campaign on Guadalcanal during WWII.
The Meanest Man in the World (1943) as Director of Photography
Compassionate small-town lawyer Richard Clarke moves to New York City to seek his fortune, but is unsuccessful until he takes a friend's advice and tries to convince the world he's a ruthless heel. Suddenly he's the most popular lawyer in town -- but he could lose his fiancée.
Dixie Dugan (1943) as Director of Photography
Girl Trouble (1942) as Fill-in cam
The Magnificent Dope (1942) as Director of Photography
Dwight Dawson, who runs an unsuccessful success school, stages a contest to find the biggest failure in the USA, for publicity value when the "dope" takes his course. But winner Tad Page is contented with his idle, lazy life and threatens to convert Dawson's other students to his philosophy. Dawson captalizes on Tad's attraction to Claire Harris to win him over; but will Tad find out Claire is really engaged to Dawson?
The Night Before the Divorce (1942) as Director of Photography
Adam Had Four Sons (1941) as Director of Photography
A governess becomes the center of a wealthy family after her employer's wife dies.
Sleepers West (1941) as Director of Photography
Detective Shayne is on a train headed for San Francisco with a surprise witness (Hughes) whom many on board would like to keep from testifying at a murder trial.
Moon Over Miami (1941) as Director of Photography
Two sisters from Texas travel to Florida looking for rich husbands.
Swamp Water (1941) as Director of Photography
A hunter discovers a fugitive living in the swamps and goes into business with him and his daughter.
Hudson's Bay (1941) as Director of Photography
Highly fictionalized early history of Canada. Trapper/explorer Radisson imagines an empire around Hudson's Bay. He befriends the Indians, fights the French, and convinces King Charles II to sponsor an expedition of conquest.
The Great American Broadcast (1941) as Director of Photography
After WWI two men go into radio. Failure leads the wife of one to borrow money from another; she goes on, after separation, to stardom. A coast-to-coast radio program is set up to bring everyone back together.
Charley's Aunt (1941) as Director of Photography
Two college students convince their friend and fellow student to pose as an aunt from Brazil.
Star Dust (1940) as Director of Photography
When the studios reject her because she''''s too young, a young actress sets out to build a career on her own.
The Man I Married (1940) as Director of Photography
An American woman learns that her German husband is a Nazi sympathizer.
The Three Musketeers (1939) as Photography
A parodic remake of the story of the young Gascon D'Artagnan, who arrives in Paris, his heart set on joining the king's Musketeers. He is taken under the wings of three of the most respected and feared Musketeers, Porthos, Aramis, and Athos. Together they fight to save France and the honor of a lady from the machinations of the powerful Cardinal Richelieu.
Day-Time Wife (1939) as Director of Photography
After catching her husband with his secretary, a young wife goes to work for his business rival.
Elsa Maxwell's Hotel for Women (1939) as Director of Photography
Guests at a women''''s residence club help a jilted small-town girl turn to modeling.
The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939) as Photography
Sherlock Holmes uncovers a plot to murder the heir to a country estate.
In Old Chicago (1938) as Photography
Two Irish brothers become political and romantic rivals.
Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938) as Photography
A forward thinking bandleader fights to make ragtime respectable.
Suez (1938) as Photography
A young French nobleman dreams of building the Suez Canal.
Sally, Irene and Mary (1938) as Photography
Manicurists Sally, Irene and Mary hope to be Broadway entertainers. When Mary inherits an old ferry boat, they turn it into a successful supper club.
Up the River (1938) as Photography
Card sharps Chipper Morgan (Preston Foster) and Darby Randall (Arthur Treacher) pick the wrong victim, Detective Willis (Alan Dinehart), on a transatlantic crossing, and are arrested upon docking in New York and returned up the river to Rockwell Prison, their old alma mater. They had played brilliant football for "dear old Pen" during their prior semesters, and prison coach Slim Nelson (Slim Summerville) is happy to see them back for graduate work, especially with the annual grudge game with Larson State Pen coming up. Willis, who has been named the new warden for Rockwell, gives them soft jobs and then places a large bet on the Larson eleven. Both Chipper and Darby feel badly about the raw deal handed fellow "student" Tommy Grant (Tony Martin) and his sweetheart, Helen (Phyllis Brooks), who were innocently caught up in a phoney pension racket ran by swindlers Jeffrey Mitchell (Sidney Toler) and Ray Douglas (Robert Allen), and were both jailed. When Phyllis is released from Stillwell Prison for Women, she tells Tommy about the two men and their racket, and he decides to escape, even though he has only a month more to serve, and put an end to their scheme. He plans his break for the night of the prison's "varsity show" and tells Chipper and Darby, who promise to help him. But the pair tie up Tommy and make the break themselves, dressed as women. They go to Springfield, save the victim's money, get a confession from Mitchell and Douglas clearing Tommy and Helen, turn them over to the sheriff...and race back to Rockwell to find their team behind 14-9 late in the game. Can they lead old Rockwell to a comeback victory?
Wise Girl (1937) as Photography
A rich girl plays poor to win over a Greenwich Village artist.
The Toast of New York (1937) as Photography
A 19th century con artist rises from medicine shows to Wall Street.
Women of Glamour (1937) as Photography
A girl with a reputation falls for a wealthy playboy.
It Had to Happen (1936) as Photography
A poor boy (Raft) rises to power in politics. When the banker (Dinehart) husband of his secret love (Russell) takes money and flees the country, he replaces the lost amount and becomes implicated in the crime.
Winterset (1936) as Photography
Immigrant radical Bartolomeo Romagna is falsely condemned and executed for a payroll robbery. Years later, his son Mio sets out to find the truth of the crime and to bring to account the gangster Trock Estrella.
Sing, Baby, Sing (1936) as Photography
One Rainy Afternoon (1936) as Photography
Actor Philippe Martin and his married date Yvonne plan to neck in a darkened cinema, but he gets the wrong seat and mistakenly kisses lovely Monique, a publisher's daughter. An absurd scandal results; to protect Yvonne, Philippe insists that he was simply overcome by Monique's beauty. This naturally intrigues Monique...but her nominal fiancée feels differently. French bureaucracy is broadly satirized.
Private Number (1936) as Photography
King of Burlesque (1936) as Photography
Former burlesque producer moves into legitimate theatre and does well until he marries a socialite. After his divorce his former top singer returns from London to help out.
Folies Bergère de Paris (1935) as Musical numbers photog
An entertainer impersonates a look-alike banker, causing comic confusion for his girlfriend and his double's wife.
L'homme des Folies Bergère (1935) as Photographie des danses par [Dances photog by]
Let 'Em Have It (1935) as Photography
We follow the training and adventures of a team of young federal anti-gangster agents, Mal Stevens, Van Rensseler, and Tex Logan. After foiling a kidnap attempt on socialite Eleanor Spencer (an old flame of Van's), Mal falls for her; but they're at odds over her belief in the innocence of her chauffeur Joe Keefer (whom Mal knows was involved) and her young brother Buddy's desire to join the federal agents. This conflict climaxes with the pursuit of an Ohio bank-robbing gang.
Cardinal Richelieu (1935) as Photography
Thanks a Million (1935) as Photography
Entertainers enter a political rally to get out of the rain and become part of the show. One of them (Powell) gives a speech in place of the besotted candidate (Walburn) and is chosen to be the candidate by backers he later exposes as crooks.
The Three Musketeers (1935) as Photography
Alexandre Dumas's classic swashbuckler about a young guardsman fighting for the queen's honor.
Clive of India (1935) as Photography
An enterprising clerk leads the British colonial campaign in India.
Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back (1934) as Photography
Algy, Bulldog Drummond's right-hand-man, is getting married. Bulldog attends; on the way home, in the fog, he enters the (apparently deserted) mansion of Prince Achmed in search of a phone. He finds none, but he does find a body - which disappears when he summons a bobby. Bodies keep disappearing as Drummond keeps summoning the authorities, particularly his long-suffering upstairs neighbor, Captain Nielsen; the ever faithful Algy also finds his wedding night disrupted by, among other things, some emergency code-breaking. And of course, there's a beautiful woman there's always a beautiful woman in this case, Gwen, who turns out to be the daughter of the dead man who started all this.
The Count of Monte Cristo (1934) as Photography
After escaping prison, an innocent man seeks revenge on the men who framed him.
The Mighty Barnum (1934) as Photography
The House of Rothschild (1934) as Photography
The story of the rise of the Rothschild financial empire founded by Mayer Rothschild and continued by his five sons. From humble beginnings the business grows and helps to finance the war against Napoleon, but it's not always easy, especially because of the prejudices against the family.
Gallant Lady (1934) as Photography
Broadway Thru a Keyhole (1933) as Photography
A gangster helps a young dancer rise to stardom only to have her fall for another man.
This Day and Age (1933) as Photography
India Speaks (1933) as Camera
Her Secret (1933) as Photography
Fast Workers (1933) as Photography
Construction workers become romantic rivals.
Quand on est belle (1931) as Photographie de [Photog]
Wicked (1931) as Photography
The Woman Racket (1930) as Director of Photography
A policeman must rescue his wife from gangsters.
This Mad World (1930) as Director of Photography
The Godless Girl (1929) as Director of Photography
A young couple's flirtation with atheism leads to disaster.
It's a Great Life (1929) as Director of Photography
A vaudeville sister act is threatened by success and romance.
Dynamite (1929) as Director of Photography
A socialite marries a condemned man for money, only to learn he''''s been reprieved.
A Lady of Chance (1928) as Director of Photography
In this silent film, a female con artist lures men to her apartment so she can blackmail them.
Celebrity (1928) as Director of Photography
Show Folks (1928) as Director of Photography
Power (1928) as Director of Photography
Chicago (1928) as Director of Photography
Based on a true crime story, the movie is about a wild jazz-loving and boozing wife Roxie Hart who kills her boyfriend in cold blood after he leaves her, and how she finagles her way out being convicted. Remade once as a movie, and as a Broadway musical.
The King of Kings (1927) as Director of Photography
In this silent film, Cecil B. DeMille directs an epic retelling of the life of Christ.
The Country Doctor (1927) as Director of Photography
Dress Parade (1927) as Director of Photography
Young April (1926) as Director of Photography
Three Faces East (1926) as Director of Photography
Her Man o' War (1926) as Director of Photography
The Volga Boatman (1926) as Director of Photography
Silence (1926) as Director of Photography
Sunny Side Up (1926) as Director of Photography
The Road to Yesterday (1925) as Director of Photography
Malena's apparent frigidity toward her husband Kenneth is a result of injustice done in an earlier incarnation when he was a knight and she was a gypsy headed for burning at the stake. This becomes evident when their unconscious minds travel back from a train wreck in the American plains to Elizabethan England.
Forty Winks (1925) as Director of Photography
Hell's Highroad (1925) as Director of Photography
The Golden Bed (1925) as Director of Photography
Femme fatale Flora marries a titled European to save the family planation. Her husband and a rival fall to their deaths in a glacier. Next Flora weds her sister Margaret's love Admah. She bleeds him dry. While he's in prison she goes back to the decaying plantation to die.
The Night Club (1925) as Director of Photography
Feet of Clay (1924) as Director of Photography
Kerry falls in love with Amy and saves her life in a surfboard race though his foot is bitten by a shark. Dr. Lansell tells him to keep off his foot for a year. He weds Amy, but Dr. Lansell's wife Bertha wants him too.
The Ten Commandments (1923) as Director of Photography
The first part tells the story of Moses leading the Jews from Egypt to the Promised Land, his receipt of the tablets and the worship of the golden calf. The second part shows the efficacy of the commandments in modern life through a story set in San Francisco. Two brothers, rivals for the love of Mary, also come into conflict when John discovers Dan used shoddy materials to construct a cathedral.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Tavaszi zapor (1932) as Photography
Marie, a servant in a bourgeois family, is dismissed and driven from the village when she becomes pregnant by the eldest daughter's fiance. She finds work as a maid in a bordello and gives birth to a girl. Despite the support from the madame and girls of the bordello, the baby is taken from her. Marie becomes an alcoholic and eventually dies. While scrubbing the floors of Heaven, she see her daughter about to be seduced as she was, so she pours out her bucket of water causing a spring shower that separates the couple.

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